AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Goes Online

AMD today announced immediate worldwide pre-order availability from over 80 global etailers and system integrators for the highly anticipated flagship 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper desktop processor.

Breaking the world-record Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test with the highest benchmark scores in the single-socket desktop processor category, the 32-core, 64-thread 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is designed for professional content creators, developers, and PC enthusiasts.

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The 2nd Gen line-up features four total processor models coming to market in 2018, all of which are built on the 12nm “Zen+” core architecture, include the unique 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processor feature set, and are compatible with existing and new X399 motherboards.

With the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2970WX processors, AMD adds the new Ryzen Threadripper WX Series above the existing Ryzen Threadripper X Series processors, meeting creators’ demands for the ultimate desktop computing power for the most intense workloads.

During an event in front of global press, industry analysts, and partners last month, 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processors were put through their paces and have already broken world records in the Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test. The AMD Ryzen Overclocking Team managed to push the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU to over 5.1GHz on liquid nitrogen, achieving record breaking performance with a score of 7,618, beating the current single socket record set by the competition’s Core i9-7980XE CPU at 5,828 points. The freely available Ryzen Master Software utility gives broad control of CPU settings allowing users to squeeze every drop of performance from their CPU.

Ecosystem Readiness

All 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors support the Socket TR4 platform, sporting sixty-four PCIe® Gen 3.0 lanes, and quad channel DDR4 memory with ECC support. All 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are supported by a full ecosystem of new and existing X399 platforms at launch, with designs already available from top motherboard manufacturers including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. Along with the broad selection of motherboards, the SocketTR4 platform supports a wide range of new and existing cooling solutions, including the new Wraith Ripper air-cooler showcased at Computex 2018. This cooler is now available from CoolerMaster and features compatibility with the SocketTR4 platform and all 1st Gen and 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors.

MODELCORES / THREADSBOOST / BASE FREQUENCY (GHZ)L3$ (MB)TDP (WATTS)PCIe® Gen 3.0 LANESSRPEXPECTED AVAILABILITY
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX32/644.2/3.064250W64PhP 115,000Aug. 13, 2018
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2970WX24/484.2/3.064250W64$1,299October 2018
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2950X16/324.4/3.532180W64PhP 57,500Aug. 31, 2018
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2920X12/244.3/3.532180W64$649October 2018

Availability

For customers eagerly waiting for 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors, etailers around the world are primed to begin taking pre-orders beginning today, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, for the 32-core, 64-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX.

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A complete list of participating retailers and launch information can be found on  https://www.amd.com/en. The 16-core, 32-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU is expected to launch on August 31, 2018 and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X models are slated for launch in October 2018.

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